Diary of a First Year Montessori Kindergarten Teacher - Week 26

boy looking through telescope
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 Hello Montessori Kindergarten Families,

We had our field trip.  It was such a great way to hang out and enjoy each other's company.  What an incredible environment to experience together.  We had a short week but there was no interruption in our learning process.  We continue to work through our Astronomy unit focusing on Venus, Saturn, Nebula and phases of the moon.  Speaking of the moon, we learned about Snow moon.  We let Saturn inspire us to complete our informative text for Writers Workshop.  We learned about Rosa Parks, taking advantage of having ridden a bus on our field trip and  we created a collage to extend the learning (and of course an excuse to create art!).  We continued studying nonstandard measure. And everyone has now had a lesson on the moveable alphabet.  This material allows the student to focus on phonetic sounds and allows those who struggle with writing to begin to practice spelling.  
field trip
- Government: Statue of liberty line drawing and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usHRc7G0gVo
- nonstandard measure
- moveable alphabet
- phases of the moon
- Rosa Parks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sqiZ7agt4Q only watched a segment of the video
-Language - fix the sentences
-Venus/facts about Venus 
-Lesson: phases of the moon
-sound table
-Writers workshop: Venus
-sight words/sound table
-nebula video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJVy9P3XSVE only watched a portion
Have a great weekend! I am looking forward to seeing you  all at the Montessori Fundraiser on Saturday.
Mrs. Norgren